"Cosmic Cinema: Underground West Coast Psychedelia 1965-1976," a collection of short spaced-out films presented at New York City's Churner and Churner gallery, should be a trip.
Don't even try to pretend you wouldn't like to see Ms. Sasha Fierce (a.k.a. Beyoncé) live in all her glory at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. You'll get more chances Thursday and Friday.
These summer days, the streets are sweaty and grimy. Why not take a short trip to the French Rivera with Deborah Kerr and the luminous Jean Seberg in Otto Preminger's 1958 classic Bonjour Tristesse at New York City's Museum of Modern Art.
The City of Angels has been a home for cutting-edge artists for generations, and the film The Cool School: How Los Angeles Learned to Love Modern Art, presented at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, explains why.
Enjoy the lo-fi moodiness of Canada's Dirty Beaches at L.A.'s Mondrian Hotel.
Brooklyn's House of Vans hosts a night of high-energy rock with Tokyo Police Club, Against Me!, Japanther, and Team Robespierre.
After a summer of superhero films both good and execrable, maybe you deserve Griff the Invisble, a charming indie tale of a masked crime fighter who is somewhat less than super.
The exceptional John Sayles directs Amigo, a period piece about the now-forgotten U.S. occupation of the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century.
Get your old-school hip-hop kicks with Rakim, EPMD, and Funkmaster Flex at New York City's Central Park SummerStage.